Club History—Lady Mushers of the Past

ladiesLady Mushers of the Past

(This article was published 1974 in the 50th Anniversary club booklet)



Louise Lombard and team

Louise Lombard and team

In 1949 Louise Lombard was the only woman entered in the 90-mile Ottawa Dog Sled Derby. She raced in competition with her husband. At that time she was driving a team of six Malamutes led by a Siberian Husky named “Wolf” who has made a name for himself as one of the Army dogs sent over to Europe to be used in the Battle of the Bulge removing the wounded from the battle ground.

Mrs. E.P. Ricker, now Mrs. Nansen, drove dogs in 1928. She placed 2nd in the 4th Annual Sled Dog Derby in Lake Placid in 1931. Her daughter, Bunty Dunlap also became a good sled dog driver.

Seeley

Short Seeley

Lorna Demidoff of Monadnock Kennels lays claim to being the only woman driver to win a New England Sled Dog Race in a period of 31 years.

Short Seeley of Chinook Kennels in addition to racing a fine team, participated in the OLYMPICS in the 1930’s at Lake Placid – being the only woman to have that distinction.

At Anchorage, the Women’s Champion Rendezvous Race was started in 1953. Joyce Wells drove a team of Targhee Hounds to victory in that first race. The next year Natalie Norris won the race driving a team of registered Siberian Huskies.

Millie Turner & dogs

Millie Turner & dogs

Millie Turner of Cold River Kennels drove a Class A team in the New England Sled Dog Club all through the 1930’s and the early 40’s to place well in all races including some of the “tough ones” in Canada.

Jean Bryar won the North American Woman’s Championship at Fairbanks to become the first woman from the lower 49 states to achieve this. She also competed in many of the grueling Canadian races as well as Laconia, often placing in the winner’s circle. . . .

NESDC History

Articles Commemorating 50 years
of the New England Sled Dog Club

Formation of NESDC
Lady Mushers of the Past
1932 Olympics
Dick Moulton

NESDC

I hope this message finds you all feeling rested and relaxed after a great weekend of Dryland sled dog racing I want to thank you all for coming out to a very successful Ethan Howard Memorial rig race benefiting the veterans of Liberty house in Manchester. For every dollar raised for Liberty house translates to $20 at the food bank which means the $415 we raised turns into $8,300 at the food bank we are very happy and proud to do this for the men that have given up so much for us. We also collected lots of blankets non-perishable food items Sox and other daily essentials for our vets. I would like to thank Manchester Water Works and John O'Neill the Forester for helping us get this race on if it weren't for them we wouldn't have a place to race. I'd also like to thank Tom DiMaggio for Always setting up a great Trail and Sandy DiMaggio for letting us use your car as a time in car, last minute because that is definitely one thing I forgot to get. Thanks to Dawn Roberts and Nova Clifford for coming out and helping me and Tom set up Trail on a very very windy and cold Friday. I also want to than Anita Wischinski,Rainer Wischinski Ron stortz Nancy stortz, and Heidi Stortz for great job with feeding everyone even when the grills froze ! Ron's chili Heidi and Nancy bread and cookies and Anita's chocolate marzipan cake were to die for . I'd also like to thank Ingo for doing a great job timing (not an easy job), and Gretchen Karlson for being an awesome chief judge and Kelly McGrath for making sure all our bills are paid and Laura Hayes for registering everyone she has a tough job I want to take the time to welcome our new vice president Mike Green and our second vice president Rachel colbath and thank you for for stepping into a tough job and also want to welcome Gretchen Karlson and Doug Butler to the board of directors. Lastly I would like to thank Danae Bryar and crew for helping out with supplies along with Jacqueline
McCreedy making sure everything got set up every morning and broken down every night, and Esa for jumping in to help too. If I forgot anyone I'm sorry it's lack of sleep. Again thanks to all for coming out and making it a great weekend.
Happy trails to all sincerely Meg Mizzoni president New England Sled Dog Club. (Aka Fled Dog club)😁😁 lol.
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Annual Ethan Howard Memorial Rig Race

November 11, 2017, 8:00am - November 12, 2017, 3:00pm

Just one week to our annual rig race benefiting the veterans of Liberty house Manchester New Hampshire please bring donations they can use sleeping bags Sox shirts and shoes winter jackets any men's c...

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